Austin Peralta: Local Artist We Love

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From DJ AnthonyValadez:

austin peraltaI first heard Austin Peralta on Tom Schnabel’s program. It was a live performance and I heard  the voice of this kid who really loved his craft.  Then, come to find he is the son of legendary skater Stacy Peralta.   I enjoyed the sounds and that was that…or so I thought.

About a month later my friend Steve Ellison, who heads the LA label Brainfeeder — and who most people know as Flying Lotus — sends me an MP3 of this track that he is going to release with a few other songs.

At first glance, I couldn’t understand how a label which is home to many beatmakers and producers (Samiyam, Tokimonsta, Daedelus and Gaslamp Killer to name a few) could move into this new jazz direction, until I heard the release of  Flying Lotus’ Cosmogamma album and then it all made sense.

The freestyle jazz elements heard on that album are similar to magic moments on Peralta’s “Endless Planets” which is a step in a new direction for the young and vibrant label.

Anthony Valadez

Editor’s Note: Check out a Guest DJ Project set from Stacy Peralta in the archives!

Endless Planets Playlist

Austin_Peralta-Endless_Planets_b1. Introduction: The Lotus Flower

2. Capricornus

3. The Underwater Mountain Odyssey

4. Ode To Love

5. Interlude

6. Algiers

7. Epilogue: Renaissance Bubbles